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Gay Parenting Leominster MA

Becoming parents can be a big decision for gay and lesbian couples, with many factors to consider. Should you adopt, or get a surrogate or donor? What’s the best way to raise a child as same-sex parents? Check below for related information, products and services.

Mr. Glendon Geikie
Glendon M. Geikie LICSW BCD
(978) 874-9913
16 Wyman Road
Westminster, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Personality Disorders
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Josephine Bottone
Northb Bridge Psychological Assoc. LLC
(978) 264-4003
525 Main Street
Acton, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Dr. Diana Villegas
(978) 266-2990
481 Great Rd, Ste. 215
Acton, MA
Credentials
Credentials: PhD, LICSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Iss
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers, Step Families, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Lisa Shuman
Lisa Bearak Shuman, LICSW
(978) 443-4487
56 Cutler Farm Rd.
Sudbury, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
26 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Chil
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Step Families, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Jeanette Savoie
(978) 289-9821
Jeanette Savoie, LMHC59 Merriam Ave
Leominster, MA
Specialties
Divorce Mediation, Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief
Qualification
School: Fitchburg State College
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mrs. Diane Franciose-Webber
(888) 655-2268
P. O. Box 2023
Littleton, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Stress, Trau
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Karen Short
Karen Short
(978) 266-9100
270 Littleton Road Unit 31
Westford, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Psychosomatic, Women's Issues
Populations Served
College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Mary Keefe
Help for Couples
(978) 456-6953
481 Great Road
Acton, MA
Credentials
Credentials: MSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Nancy Morse
(978) 443-0998
321 Boston Post Rd
Sudbury, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LMHC
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Postpartum Depression
Populations Served
Military/Veterans, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Cynthia R Horan
(978) 631-1611
2 Beverly Drive
Sterling, MA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Divorce, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Boston College Graduate School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1993
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Data Provided By:

Gay Dad - Parenting Information and Advice for Gay Dads

Useful Resource Sites for Gay Dads

While gay dads have always been around, the past couple of decades have seen them emerging from the closet. Owning up to one's homosexuality always requires courage. However, it is even more difficult for gay dads who may be concerned about the effect of their 'declaration' on their children. There is, after all, the very real fear that their children may become the targets of abuse from people with a prejudice against homosexuality .

These are some facts regarding gay dads:

  • With the legal and social stigma against homosexuality lifting, an increasing number of gay dads (and lesbian moms), who have been through a heterosexual marriage, have started coming out about their sexuality.
  • Over the last two decades, the number of gay men (and lesbian women), whether single or couples, who are choosing to have children outside socially approved marriage norms, in also on the rise.
  • Gay dads are as concerned about their children as heterosexual fathers-whether biological or adoptive-and work equally hard at providing them with a loving and secure home.
  • Gay dads (and lesbian moms) continue to come up against hostile attitudes to their parenthood. This is partly in due to a commonly held belief that children of gay parents are more likely to become gays themselves. Research has however shown that there is no truth in this assumption.

Resources for gay dads are amazingly slim. However, here...

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MA Legal Definitions of Marriage

Court Ruling

In May 2004, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled that the state's constitution guarantees the right to marry for same-sex couples; the state began issuing marriage licences to those couples that month.